“Through a torturous series of gutsy, boot-strapping, life-altering decisions, Rachel, faith intact, discarded her bonnet, earned a Ph.D., settled into a reward­ing occupation, and established a stable marriage…

Knowing Rachel’s story
will serve as a bulwark against the lure of religious extremism
and a testament for the power of determination to reshape one’s life.”

–im Haywood, college professor

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